By Emory Ann Kurysh
I am an avid thrift store shopper. I wholly believe in getting the best deal on everything that you buy. At the same time, I very much lack the confidence to barter or haggle. What I will do instead is search around, usually on my own, until I find the item at a price that I feel comfortable with. I am a quiet consumer. Although the Canadian economy wasn’t hit as hard as many others within the last few years, I maintain the philosophy that it can never hurt to be wise with your money and to save where saving is due. Just look at the ant and the grasshopper. That being said, I am a huge fan of the BBC show Sherlock. I had an idea to combine my love for the series with my ever-growing passion for plants and succulents. (The latter is a big deal given that I have had brown thumbs for the majority of my life.) I decided to create a Sherlock-themed terrarium in the only way that I knew how, inexpensively. This ultimately became my favorite DIY project to date.
This is what I used:Glass container Moss Rocks London phone booth Magnifying glass Sherlock thimble
The beautiful aspect about creating your own terrarium is that you can literally do it at any time in the year, and with any objects and materials that you like. For mine, I used a glass container that was given to me by my mother. Free is always the best option in my mind. I also had a red photo booth lying around my home that I had purchased while in London, England. I ordered dark green moss from eBay, and found a lighter shade of moss at the dollar store. The smiley face pin, magnifying glass, and Sherlock book thimble were all acquired on eBay as well. The total price of this project came in under $15. However, I consider it to be priceless! Have fun, and if you make a terrarium of your own, post it to the HaveHeart facebook, or tag us on instagram, twitter, or send us your pins!